Yesterday I got the worlds worse news, a close family friend had passed away after injuries sustained to the head after being hit by a car. He was 19. I found out before the Pre-UIL choir concert. And I broke down. He had been so full of life and so loving and caring. He was a lacrosse player at Westlake before he graduated in 2012. He was a midfielder and one of the best ones we have ever had. Last night I didn’t think I could perform. I was devastated. But someone told me that my choir is my team and he was on a lacrosse team. You half to show up for the team and do your best. They said this is what he would’ve wanted. As hard as it was, I did it the whole time just repeating those words. But you can’t give up. Even in the wake of tragedy, you can’t give up. You half to keep going and do your best. You half to show up for your team even if it’s during a time of mourning the lose of someone. His death had taught me 3 things and ironically his lacrosse number was three. The three things I’ve learned are: 1) you half to show up for your team 2) you have to set a goal and 3) no matter how hard it is you half to try and conquer that goal. Life is hard, but no matter how hard it gets, you have to show up for your team and you half to be their for your team. You half to stay strong and no matter what, you can’t give up.
April 15, 2014 by hopev227
March 20, 2014 by hopev227
Texas. When most propel think Texas the are thing horses, desserts, dust balls, and cowboys. No… No…. NO! They do exist just not in the majority of the area. Texas is a beautiful state to live in and to visit.
Austin is one of the most coolest city’s in the USA and is one of the fastest growing. Austin is known as the “Live Music Capitol of The World” because of all the artist and shows that are played here. SXSW (South By South West) is one of the biggest music festivals in the world and people from different countries come for a week to listen to all the music. In Austin you pretty much live and breathe music.
Another thing is Austin is well known for is the lake. Austin is pretty much based off the lake. People use it for recreation and for every day nessesities. The lake is also used for naming schools. Lake Travis, and Westlake are the two main high schools with lake in them. When they play each other the game is know as the “Battle of The Lakes” and it’s always and exciting, emotional, intense game.
Austin is a great place to call home and to raise a family. Austin has been my home for the past 13 years and I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. Austin is a great city and if you ever think about visiting Texas, well Austin’s always here.
February 10, 2014 by hopev227
Walking into the the familiar doors of school is always a happy/dreadful feeling. Your friends, your chance to swap stories, and to to change your “image”. But when your nervous your shaking as you walk into a school that’s new and unfamiliar. But you half to keep your head held high and a smile one your face.
For example being tall is not easy. I am 5’7. I look like an 8th grader to the majority of theses 7th graders. It’s hard because you get all these looks and people asking “Shouldn’t you be in 8th grade” or “You’re in the wrong class,”. The fear -even though you are normally fearless- you feel somewhat out of place. When Andy Biersack walked into one of his classes with piercings, tattoos, and that whole scene kid look people where defiantly staring. But no matter how you dress or talk you’re going to get looked at.
Also there is dreaded lunch. The place where all of the kids eat with your friends and people they like. You don’t know where to sit. You haven’t figured out who’s popular and who’s not and it’s life or death. It’s the start of a successful social life or the death of your social life.
Being the new kid is just not fun. You feel out of place with the world and like if you make a mistake the spotlight is all on you. But people well come and want to be your friend… eventually. But at first things are going to be a bumpy ride so hold on tight Just keep going on and know it’s only for a…
November 22, 2013 by hopev227
I am the girl with thick chocolate hair
The one you will always find with headphones in
You will find me diving into teen novels
The girl who paints her nails black
With one red explaining herself
Who takes a stand even when no one else will stand with her
A risk taker who is not afraid to fly
I am a wild spirit
November 18, 2013 by hopev227
I remember growing up and watching TV and watching shows like iCarly, Hannah Montana, Shake It Up, Victorious, Zoey 101 and shows like that and always hearing about the well known “in crowd”. And everyone wanted to fit in and be popular! 😊 Bit why fit in when you where born to stand out?!?! My bffl, Akiya, told me I was original and being original is a good thing! We are all original in our own way so why do want to hide it and not let are inner spark shine? Society is honestly afraid of originality because the world fears what they can’t control! Being an original person is a GREAT thing! We should all want to be ourselves! I wish one day that we can all be who we truly are on the inside so the world can be a truly happier place! 🌸🌲🌿
September 9, 2013 by hopev227
Yearbook is really awesome! Learning about photoshop, interviews, and layouts is pretty awesome to me! I love photography and writing so being in class where you work with writing and photography I think is awesome! I’ve made some really good friends and met some really nice people. I will always look forward to Yearbook because my teacher is amazing, the students are so nice, and caring! And I’m now the Student Life editor! 🙂 I’m very happy I chose yearbook and I will do it until I am a senior in high school!